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Tips for People with Parkinson’s Who Want to Take Over the Counter Medications During Flu Season

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Dr. Michael S. Okun

People with PD often tell us that when they get sick with cold and flu-like symptoms, their pharmacist and healthcare professionals warn them to stay away from the medication aisle of the pharmacy. They are told that any over-the-counter medication has the potential to worsen Parkinson’s symptoms. Unfortunately, many people interpret this potential worsening as a recommendation to never use these medications.

Center of Excellence Series: The Fresco Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center’s Social Work for Parkinson’s Program

Friday, June 30, 2017
Parkinson's Foundation

“The experience of living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is unique to each individual. We really strive to listen to our patients, caregivers, families, providers and the community in creating an all-encompassing supportive services program that helps people to adapt and live well with Parkinson’s across the continuum and at all stages of the disease,” said Amy Lemen, MA, LCSW. “One size does not fit all in Parkinson’s care.

Tips for Daily Living: Preparing for Summer with Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Annie Wallis, MSW, LSW

Does summer have you thinking about traveling somewhere new or enjoying the great outdoors? Follow these tips on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and travel, sun safety and heat exhaustion:

Travel Hacks

Vacations are a big part of living well. Many people choose to travel during summer, but with Parkinson’s there are some extra things to consider before hitting the road. These tips can help you stay safe while you travel:

Tips for Daily Living: Nutrition for a Healthier You

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Alison Gerber

Nutrition plays a very important role in the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD). People with PD may experience constipation, food-medication interactions, difficulty swallowing and weight loss. Establishing and maintaining good eating habits can help manage these issues and improve overall well-being while navigating Parkinson’s.

Caregiver Corner: Having a Voice When Speaking with Your Loved One’s Physicians

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Jane H Davis

My Parkinson’s spouse has many physicians, as PD has taken its toll on so much of his body. I go to most his medical appointments as I am his constant observer, and I am the one fighting for his health. I have decided to write about having a voice when speaking with physicians as I find this extremely important, not only for me to be aware, but most importantly for him to get the best care as possible.


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